On 09/11/2012 04:04 AM, Ade Lee wrote:
On Mon, 2012-09-10 at 16:58 -0400, Rob Crittenden wrote:
Petr Viktorin wrote:
Attaching rebased and squashed patches. I've done some testing with them
but please test some more.

Most of these aren't IPA issues, but dogtag issues. I'll try to split
them out.


For the configuration files in install/conf to be updated at rpm update
time the VERSION needs to be incremented.

These files should stay the same since on upgrade we're still using a Dogtag 9 style instance. The Dogtag 10 ports are only used in new installs.

The ipa package lacks any updated dogtag dependencies, so I abused it.

What should the updated dependencies be? Since it should work with both dogtag 9 and 10, I don't see how they should change.

I installed IPA with dogtag 9 and created a replica.

I updated the IPA bits, that worked fine.

I updated to dogtag 10 and now the CA doesn't work on the master,
including starting the dogtag instance. Note that the rpm update process
worked, no notice that the CA service didn't restart.

Did you try to restart the CA with selinux in permissive mode?  This is
still required right now until I get the selinux policy all straightened

There is also a separate dogtag ticket (which is currently being worked
on) to restart existing dogtag instances when dogtag is upgraded from

In permissive mode, this upgrade works for me.

Sometimes I do get this error intermittently:

ipa: ERROR: Certificate operation cannot be completed: Unable to communicate with CMS (Service Temporarily Unavailable)

Usually, waiting a couple of minutes clears this up. Perhaps we are not doing startup detection correctly. Ade mentioned that waiting for ports may not be ideal. How do we know if Dogtag is initialized?

Uninstalling failed because it tried to run pkidestroy and not pkiremove.

I was under the impression that pkidestroy was the correct command to remove an upgraded instance. I'll check with Ade.

I'll test this too.

The contents of the file passed to pkispawn should be logged so we can
see exactly what was passed in.

Its a pretty big file.  You might want to only log the modifications.
Or save the file somewhere.

Our logs are pretty verbose, so that shouldn't be a problem. I'll put it in the next version of the patch.


When upgrading using the dogtag-devel repo I had to specify
pki-tools.x86_64 otherwise it tried to install both 32 and 64-bit
versions (and failed).

I ended up running: yum update pki-ca tomcatjss pki-tools.x86_64
--enablerepo=dogtag-devel --enablerepo=updates-testing

We'll look into this.  I think I know why this happens.

What happens if someone manually upgrades pki-ca without first updating
ipa? I think that pki-ca is going to need a Conflicts ipa < 3.0 in it.

We can add that.

certificate renewal failed. I spent far too long trying to figure out
why tomcat wasn't listening on port 9180 but failed. I think 9180 is
actually the old server, right? So another missing dependency on a fixed

The best I could find was the certmonger error:

ca-error: Error 7 connecting to
http://edsel.example.com:9180/ca/ee/ca/profileSubmit: Couldn't connect
to server.

I'll set the certmonger min version to 0.60 as per Nalin's mail.

Is this cert renewal on a dogtag 10 instance?  Or the upgraded dogtag 9?
If its dogtag 10, perhaps you do not have the certmonger version that
has the relevant fix?  If its dogtag 9, then we need to figure out whats
going on.  That reminds me - I need to file a bug to allow certmonger to
talk to the newly defined dogtag ports.  Do you have selinux permissive?

There is no man page for pkispawn/pkidestroy :-( According to the FHS
these should not be in /bin but in /usr/sbin (not end-user commands).

There is a trac ticket open for man pages for pkispawn and pkidestroy.
We plan to complete this ticket by the time f18 is released.

We'll look into the location of pkispawn/pkicreate.

The output of pkicreate/pkisilent was really terrible and not usable at
all so we didn't display it when failures occurred. It looks like that
has been addressed, at least for the case where a CA is already
configured and you try to install IPA. Perhaps we should capture stderr
and display that instead of the command-line of pkispawn? Again, a man
page would help with the integration.

2012-09-10T20:51:45Z DEBUG   [2/18]: configuring certificate server instance
2012-09-10T20:51:45Z DEBUG args=/bin/pkispawn -s CA -f /tmp/tmp_Urraq
2012-09-10T20:51:45Z DEBUG stdout=
2012-09-10T20:51:45Z DEBUG stderr=pkispawn    : ERROR    ....... PKI
subsystem 'CA' for instance 'pki-tomcat' already exists!

2012-09-10T20:51:45Z CRITICAL failed to configure ca instance Command
'/bin/pkispawn -s CA -f /tmp/tmp_Urraq' returned non-zero exit status 1

That may be a good idea.  Of course. thats an IPA thing, right?



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